Wi-Fi for Yak farmers

Five villages in Nepal are now equiped with Wi-Fi Internet allowing Yak farmers to keep in touch with their families, ask for help and start selling goods.

The hotspots got there before landline phone.

The project started in 1997 when an Australian school donated computers. But there was no phone line to get them online.

Local teacher Mahabir Pun managed to get media interest which led to donations of wireless access points.

Nepal Wireless is now collecting teaching materials for distance learning, tries to give local people more control over e-commerce projects and to extend the network to another nine villages


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